Asterisk VoIP News

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Release: AsterFax Beta 3

AsterFax provides an SMTP Fax gateway for the transmission of faxes using Asterisk. Asterisk is an Open Source PBX (or PABX) which provides all of the functionality of a high end PBX free of charge. AsterFax builds on the services provided by Asterisk to provide a full fledged SMTP Fax Gateway.

What that means is that with AsterFax and Asterisk you can send faxes from you desktop using your standard email client without have to install any software on your desktop.

AsterFax can translate a normal email message into a fax message. You simply enter the destination phone number in the 'To' address, compose your email message and click send. Its that easy.

For more formal correpsondance AsterFax also supports a growing number of file formats such as PDF, Tiff and in the next release MS-Word. Simply attach the file to your email message and it will be sent as a fax message.

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